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Hess Trail

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 4.5 (4)

Perfect 'old school' singletrack


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Singletrack

2,269' 692 m

High

1,912' 583 m

Low

444' 135 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Hess is a wonderful, moderately rough singletrack, with varied features including rocks, small streams, some mud on a short section of doubletrack, and moderate climbs along with fun descents. It's marked by standard double-blazes but it could be missed. Hess is a great ride in either direction.

The Hess Trail starts at the trailhead parking area and is usually ridden to start the Clockwise Quebec Loop. You'll descend the steep section of the Hess Trail, which can be a wake up call because it is moderately steep and rough due to an abundance of small rocks. The junction with the Tebolt Trail is reached very quickly. From here the Hess Trail is mostly rough doubletrack and you'll find intersections with Whitetail Trail-Pine Knob Trail and Miller Trail further up the trail.

Most riders will turn left to continue on the Hess Trail as part of the Clockwise Quebec loop. This section is mountainous singletrack with a couple of small creek crossings and a few short, steep uphill sections. There are also several short stretches of fun, flowy downhill. At the terminus, you'll see Brocker Trail to your right and continue straight to stay on the Hess Trail.

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Shared By:

Adam Linstedt

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#3

in Quebec Run

#6711

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Quebec Run

#179

in Pennsylvania

#6,711

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Hess trail is scenic and green.
Nov 23, 2018 near Fairchance, PA
Hike-a-fat-bike
Jan 6, 2015 near Fairchance, PA
Hess Trail in fall
Jan 6, 2015 near Fairchance, PA
Early into the ride.
Sep 27, 2018 near Fairchance, PA

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Sep 20, 2020
Casey McGowan
May 13, 2020
mikey bauer
good
Mar 6, 2016
Ben Knabenshue
Pretty Great, the normally wet part is wet but no worse than usual, was able to clear some limbs but need to get out there with a saw